Hotel Liability in Delaware

Delaware beaches are some of the most beautiful sites to see. People visiting Delaware’s shore may stay at one of over a hundred options available. When they do, they hope that the staff will take all care to protect them from harm. A hotel or motel does not immediately drum up images of danger but being injured is a real possibility. Hotels are obligated to take all the necessary steps to protect anyone who enters their premises legally. Guests are not the only ones who deserve to be safe on hotel property. In order to protect the public, a hotel staff should regularly monitor the property for any hazards that can cause patrons and visitors harm. This includes the parking lot, lobby, hallways, pool, gym, or anywhere else a person may find themselves. If a person is hurt and the staff should have reasonably known about it, it could be a case of negligence.

How do I prove I have a case? ‘

The question somewhat answers itself. Yes, it is up to the victim to prove that negligence occurred. This is called the burden of proof. The victim should seek medical attention and alert the staff. This is the first part of preserving evidence. These people will document much of the case. To support the claim, it would be best to take pictures of the hazard and talk to witnesses that can corroborate the story. Contact an attorney to send someone to the scene to preserve further evidence.

Common hotel accidents

There are numerous causes of hotel accidents. These can occur in place including but are not limited to:

  • Stairwells
  • Parking structures
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Gyms
  • Pools
  • Rooms
  • Lobbys

Whether a person was injured by unaddressed debris, spilled liquids, fallen items, unsanitary conditions, or otherwise, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.